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Around the country, by van to 30 Major League Baseball stadiums

Around the country, by van to 30  Major League Baseball stadiums

by Cara Martinez Cameron Bennett has been on the road since June 20, traveling to Major League baseball stadiums across the country and making videos, podcasts and vlogs (video blogs) about his trip. Bennett’s goal is to visit all 30 stadiums. His vlogs are released twice a week. Bennett grew up in Redondo Beach and […]

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Girls Who Code builds knowledge, sisterhood among STEM students

  by Lauren Kim Girls Who Code is working to close the gender gap in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Despite the increasing reliance on technology, the gender gap has been growing over the past 20 years. The seven week, summer immersion course is hosted by AT&T in El Segundo. The students range […]

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Redondo High band director Vizcarra champions careers of young musicians

Redondo High band director Vizcarra  champions careers of young musicians

by Lauren Kim Redondo Union High School band director Ray Vizcarra had an idea of what he wanted to be from as early on as an elementary school. “You were required to write these essays at the end of fifth grade, eighth grade, and looking through some old papers, my dream was always to become […]

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Lunada Market builds on past, with eye toward future trends

Lunada Market builds on past,  with eye toward future trends

by Alexa Stevens Lunada Market and Deli location have been “operating as a market under various names and owners for more than over 50 years,” according to Palos Verdes Estates records. The site was formerly Frontier Market, Moore’s Market, and Fresh & Easy. After the closing of Fresh & Easy, the site was vacant for […]

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Manhattan Beach San Diego Comic Con Comic creators prep for event of the year

Manhattan Beach San Diego Comic Con  Comic creators prep for event of the year

  by Alexa Stevens South Bay comic book artists, writers, letterers, publishers, vendors, and fans will make their annual pilgrimage this week to San Diego Comic Con, united under one cause: an affinity for all things comic book… although the origin of these affinities may vary. Comic book creator and Comic Bug co-owner Mike Wellman’s […]

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CyberCamp teaches kids to keep internet data safe from hacks

CyberCamp teaches kids to keep internet data safe from hacks

by Lauren Kim As modern a 15-year-old, Kayla Harris thought she understood social media. But after a few days at a cybersecurity camp in El Segundo, she wasn’t so sure. Harris and other local students spent last week at CyberCamp in at the AT&T campus, a joint effort of the telecommunications company and the Air […]

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Six Man keeps tradition alive

Six Man keeps tradition alive

by Parnia Mazhar Jay Saikley still hand draws the pairings bracket for the Charlie Saikley Six-Man Volleyball Tournament. It’s a technique that most tournament directors no longer bother with, but one that Saikley prides himself on. And, for a tournament so steeped tradition, it seems to work just fine. “A lot of the people at […]

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Surfers and bodysurfers find stoke at waveriding contests

Surfers and bodysurfers find stoke at waveriding contests

by Sean McDonald Gloomy skies and onshore winds are never what wave riders hope for. But contestants at Saturday’s surfing and body surfing competitions made the most of it. The day began on the north side of the Manhattan Beach Pier before 7 a.m., and the dreary weather and early hour didn’t drive anyone away: […]

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Mira Costa surf team ends Huntington High’s run

Mira Costa surf team ends Huntington High’s run

Last month, for only the second time in eight years, the Mira Costa Surf team defeated perennial powerhouse Huntington Beach High School in a non-league meet. The last Costa team to beat Huntington included future pros Dane and Kelly Zaun and future college standout Dayton Silva.

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MOVIE REVIEW – ‘The Jungle Book’ re-animates a classic for a new generation

MOVIE REVIEW – ‘The Jungle Book’ re-animates a classic for a new generation

  by Ryan Rojas/Cinemacy.com
 It’s a weird thing, to be old enough to feel nostalgia for one’s own childhood. As the first wave of this millennial generation, and a child of the 90s, I am part of the last generation of people to have watched our movies on VHS cassette tapes. One of those movies, […]

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Letters 2/04/16

Letters 2/04/16

Island in the shopping center Dear ER: “Pen-in-su-la (noun): a piece of land almost surrounded by water or projecting into a body of water.”  What does that mean to us?  Since we live in Redondo Beach, at the base of the Palos Verdes peninsula, it means that for just about anyone to get to the […]

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Barreled in Hermosa Beach. Video by John DeTemple

Barreled in Hermosa Beach. Video by John DeTemple

Filmmaker John De Temple, of d.inc design, captures the Tuesday, January 12 swell at 16th Street in Hermosa Beach, a day local surfers are calling one of the best days of surf  in Hermosa Beach, ever. For more of De Temple’s films and photography visit dincdesign.com.

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Time To Come Home: The Southern California Slack Key Festival brings Hawai’i to the mainland through hula and ki ho’alu

by Jennifer Passaro When Kawika Kahiapo sings, it is the depth in his voice you notice first. Not the song. Not the slack key guitar. Not even the ocean playing in the background. Kahiapo’s first notes usher a prayer into the world. This is not an unusual occurrence for a singer/songwriter, but unusual enough in […]

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Beach people passings 2015

Beach people passings 2015

2015 saw the passing of local surfing pioneers as well important civic and business leaders.

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Scott McFarlane strikes again with “A Manhattan Beach Christmas” [VIDEO]

Scott McFarlane strikes again with “A Manhattan Beach Christmas” [VIDEO]

Scott McFarlane, the videographer whose “Manhattan Beach From Above” captured global attention earlier this year, has done it again. His short but sweet “A Manhattan Beach Christmas” features overhead, underwater, surfing, sweet Strand cycling, and fireworks shots, documenting the uniquely MB Christmas vibe. The video was produced for smFILMS A Manhattan Beach Christmas Tis the […]

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